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  • SEOUL, South Korea— In a story Aug. 10 about sick Samsung workers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a compensation plan the company offered covers some of the workers' medical expenses. SEOUL, South Korea— As a high school senior, Hwang Yu- mi went to work bathing silicon wafers in chemicals at a Samsung factory that makes computer chips for laptops and...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 12- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday as market sentiment was bolstered by a rally on Wall Street overnight, with heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co leading the gains. Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's biggest electronics component maker, fell as much as 3.6 percent to a three-week intraday low after it said China had approved its...

  • TOKYO, July 22- Nearly four in 10 Japanese manufacturers say they may cut their annual earnings targets in the wake of Britain's decision to leave the European Union, fretting about the impact of a surge in the safe-haven yen, a Reuters poll showed. Almost all firms flagging possible downward revisions said they expected any cuts to be small rather than large,...

  • BEIJING, July 21- Samsung Electronics is to pay 3 billion yuan for a stake in Chinese automaker and rechargeable batteries firm BYD Co Ltd, the Chinese company said in a stock exchange filing on Thursday. Samsung Electronics said last week it was in talks to acquire a stake in BYD to boost its automotive chip business, after the Korea Economic Daily first reported...

  • By Makiko Yamazaki and Kentaro Hamada. TOKYO, June 16- A glimmer of light for Japan's battered electronics sector: while Sharp Corp and Japan Display Inc lag South Korean rivals in making organic light emitting diode screens, some smaller Japanese equipment makers are booming in niche areas further up the OLED manufacturing process. Already, some less...

  • *STMicro to scrap $5 bln India chip plant-govt officials. *India now seeks to attract low-tech component firms-officials. MUMBAI, June 15- India's ambitious plan to be a major player in semiconductors, taking on the Chinese and churning out locally-made chips for a new generation of smartphone users, has proved to be a little too ambitious.

  • TAIPEI, May 30- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday on bargain hunting and led by further gains in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc after the top chip and test packaging company said last week it would join hands with a rival to form a new holding company. On Thursday, ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd, the island's top two chip and test packaging...

  • TOKYO, April 21- Japan's government kept its assessment of the economy unchanged this month but said it was still analyzing the impact of earthquakes over the weekend that damaged homes and halted production in the southern manufacturing hub of Kumamoto. Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp said it will resume partial production at its...

  • *Sony Corp halted production of image sensors at its plant in Kumamoto. *Honda Motor Co Ltd halted production at its motorcycle plant in Kumamoto with an annual production capacity of 250,000. It will keep production on hold through Monday. *Renesas Electronics Corp closed its plant in Kumamoto, which produces microcontroller chips for automobiles.

  • TAIPEI, April 11- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, dragged by heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision after the companies reported sales results. Hon Hai, the world's biggest electronics component maker, shed 1.1 percent after releasing March sales. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.001 to T $32.449 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Samsung Bioepis files suit against AbbVie in UK. SEOUL, April 4- Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd, which aims to become a force in the fledgling biosimilar drugs industry, has filed a lawsuit against the originator of the world's best-selling drug, to stop it blocking the launch of its own version. The unit of South Korea's Samsung Group, along with partner and minority...

  • *Japan wants to offer Australia package of industrial deals. *Australia to pick submarine design this year. TOKYO, March 1- Japan has enlisted electronics firm Toshiba Corp to help it try to win Asia's biggest defence contract, a A $50 billion deal to build a dozen submarines for Australia, three sources said.

  • *Japan wants to offer Australia package of industrial deals. *Australia to pick submarine design this year. TOKYO, March 1- Japan has enlisted electronics firm Toshiba Corp to help it try to win Asia's biggest defence contract, a A $50 billion deal to build a dozen submarines for Australia, three sources said.

  • *Strains evident in China factory towns after annual break. DONGGUAN, China, Feb 29- Millions of migrant workers streaming back to China's industrial heartland after the long lunar New Year break are facing an uncertain future, as smaller factories in particular struggle to cope with anemic orders and rising inventories. In the Pearl River Delta, the "world's...

  • Apple cuts iPhone production

    Credit Suisse analysts say the tech giant is cutting 10% of its component orders amid weak iPhone 6s demand.

  • Foxconn plans to expand in India, building 12 factories and employing 1M workers amid rising costs and labor disputes in China, the FT reports.

  • A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.

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    As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.

  • Tim Cook on stage at the Apple event.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms the company will relocate production of one product line to the USA.

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    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.